Oshin Charnalia

I am currently working as a technical writer. What are the other options for me to diversify my career?

If I want to change my career option from my current work so which will be a better option for my career?

by Oshin Charnalia
1 answer
| Share :

1 answer

RE: I am currently working as a technical writer. What are the other options for me to diversify my career?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
Verified Career Expert
Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
  • Thane

Dear Sir/Madam,


Greeting's for the day!!!

A Technical Writer is a Professional Writer who engages in Technical Writing and produces technical documentation for technical, business, and consumer audiences. The Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators defines the profession as preparing information that helps users who use the product. This documentation includes online help, user guides/manuals, white papers, design specifications, system manuals, project plans, test plans, business correspondence, etc. Technical Writer create documentation in many forms such as printed, web-based, or other electronic means.

Engineers, Scientists, and other professionals may also produce Technical Writing, but often hand it off to a professional technical writer for developmental editing, proofreading, editing and formatting.

Skills Sets:
In addition to solid research, language, writing, and revision skills, a technical writer may have skills in:
1. Information Design
2. Information Architecture
3. Training Material Development
4. Illustration / Graphic Design
5. Website Design Management
6. Indexing
7. Localization / Technical Translation
8. User Interfaces
9. Business Analysis

A Technical writer may apply their skills in the production of non-technical content, for example, writing high-level consumer information.

Most important skill that each and every Technical Writer must have will be a Good Communication and Interpersonal Skills so that they may write across a variety of genres and fields.

Roles and Functions:
Effectively analyse Rhetorical Situation creating effective technical documentation is driven by the writer's analysis of three elements that comprise the rhetorical situation of a particular project:
1. Audience Analysis
2. Purpose
3. Context

Career Growth:
There is not necessarily one standard career path for technical writers, but they may move into project management over other writers. a writer may advance to senior technical position, handling complex projects or a small team of writers and editors. In large groups, a documentation manager might handle multiple projects and teams.

Technical Writers may also gain expertise in a particular technical domain and branch into related forms, such as software quality analysis or business analysis. A Technical Writer who becomes a subject matter expert in a field may transition from technical writing to work in that field.

Technical Writers with expertise in writing skills can join Printed media or Electronic Media Companies.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

--
Regards,
Rahul.

In order to post replies to the question: "I am currently working as a technical writer. What are the other options for me to diversify my career?"

Post Reply

Latest ANSWERS

Best career after 12th pcm

Hello Manoj,  Listing down few options a PCM graduate can opt for which includes:  Engineering Designing Architecture Archeology Astronomy .. read more

what can i do after hs commerce

Hello There,  You have a lot of options. But it all depends on your interest and abilities. You could opt for a course in banking and finance fro .. read more

What are the best options after HSC?

Hello There,  There is nothing called as the best option. Any career chosen based on your interest and potentials is the correct choice. Since yo .. read more

Hello, I am currently pursuing BBA and I've planned to do MBA after this but I'm very much confused that in which field should I do MBA! Please help me regarding this!

Hello Mohak,  The answer lies in your hands. Self introspect as to what are your strengths, capabilities etc. Match them with the skills required .. read more
Most Popular

I have passed 12th with 74% mark. I have choice to join BTech or BSc physics. kindly suggest me what should I choose out of the 2. i am flexible with my career profile as an engineer or as a lecturer.

Hi Dear, Congratulations! As I care for your career, I would like to tell you that 74% is pretty average score nowadays when most of the students to w .. read more

Which are the best colleges for interior designing in India?

Some of the leading institutes in Interior Designing includes IIFT, Pearl Academy, Lovely Professional University, Apeejey university etc. You have th .. read more

How is the typical day of a Corporate Lawyer?

 hii i am miss ravika can yoy help me   .. read more

To become a fashion designer or an airhostess

The choice on your career is with you only. It is all about your interest and talent.  In my view a career in fashion designing gives you more op .. read more
Caching Date: 5/27/2017 4:22:30 AM